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PROMISED SECRET

A truth or fact that a person has agreed to keep after the secret is revealed. The person does not have the opportunity to declining to hear the disclosure before promising to keep the matter confidential. Promised secrets bind under venial sin in ordinary circumstances.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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